Planning and Consultation

Vancouver School Board capital projects are part of the Annual Capital Plan, submitted for funding to the Ministry of Education.  New projects are guided by the VBE Planning Principles.  The planning department, using both internal staff and external consultants, manage and develop the capital projects.  At various points in the development of the project, the planning team engages the school community to provide information and to solicit feedback. 

VSB Planning and Consultation Guidelines

 It is the policy of the VBE to strive for school buildings and grounds that will offer the best possible environment, within financial limitations, for learning and teaching.

Planning Guidelines

The Board specifically aims towards planning new buildings and alterations that:

  • support the Board's educational philosophy and goals
  • are safe and healthy for the people who use them
  • are accessible to disabled persons
  • facilitate low maintenance and the conservation of energy

Consultation Guidelines

The Board specifically aims towards planning new buildings and alterations that:

  • support the Board's educational philosophy and goals
  • are safe and healthy for the people who use them
  • are accessible to disabled persons
  • facilitate low maintenance and the conservation of energy